Why have Irish Bishops not researched the reasons for the disappearance of school-going teenagers from church? Have they cause for concern about the likely results of such research?
An initiative called “DeaconChat” has the goal of bringing Catholics, ordained and laity together in conversation to continue to learn and discern together on this subject.
Teresa Mee's account of an experience she had recently of celebrating a memorial.
Easter Sunday is the time for Christians to rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus the Christ and, with the indwelling power and guidance of His Holy Spirit, to strengthen their resolve to resurrect the whole of humanity by the constant practice of unconditional love.
How are we to understand what happened to convince the earliest Christians that Jesus had risen from the dead? Did the apostles resurrect Jesus out of fond memory, or did the Father intervene?
The complete text of Marie Collins' statement to the National Catholic Reporter on her resignation from the Papal Commission for the Protection of Minors
"I find it impossible to listen to public statements about the deep concern in the church for the care of those whose lives have been blighted by abuse, yet to watch privately as a congregation in the Vatican refuses to even acknowledge their letters!"
Why has the Enlightenment dream of a just society proved a mirage, especially in Ireland, and where is integrity to be found? Sean O'Conaill looks for answers to the Gospel.
Teresa Mee, a returned missionary sister, feels there is too often no 'communion' with our typical Irish Mass - and explains why.
Following recent visits from Taoiseach Enda Kenny and all of Ireland's bishops, what picture of the Irish Church - and its problems - does Pope Francis now have? And what do you see?
Faith Formation and Fear of Shame: Sean O'Conaill
An Easter Experience: Memorial Celebration
A Thought for Easter
Marie Collins: Complete statement to NCR on resignation from papal commission
Marie Collins Resigns from Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors
Was Jesus a whistleblower too?
Mass, Eucharist and Communion: Teresa Mee
What does Pope Francis know of the Irish Church now?
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A major ecumenical conference in Dublin, to mark the onset of the 16th century era of 'Reformations'.
Four years into Pope Francis' pontificate, Gerry O'Hanlon reflects on the strategy & achievements of Francis, the prospects for reform and the challenge facing the Irish church.
How are we to get past the apparent denial by Irish bishops that the Irish Church is in deep crisis - to address the problem?
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The Pope wants Irish bishops to meet people 'where they are', 'ready to take shots from any direction' - according to an Irish Times report.
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Irish bishops can't agree to propose ending the ban on a married clergy to Pope Francis, according to the Irish Catholic.
"It is incumbent on us, the People of God, to speak up, to make our support for women priests and for married priests known ........
The case for revising Humanae Vitae, well in time for the 50th anniversary of the 1968 encyclical.